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Medical marijuana roadblock: Is Lydia’s Law helping our kids?

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Photo: Video by tmj4.com A Wisconsin mother fought to make a special kind of medical marijuana legal to help her daughter’s seizures. And now she’s facing a harsh realization – the law on the books does nothing for Wisconsin families.   Lydia’s Law passed last April.  Parents of children suffering from severe seizure disorders celebrated, but almost a year later …

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Lauderdale Jury To Weigh In On Medical Marijuana Claim

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(Source: CBS4) FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Jesse Teplicki is a pot smoker. He even grows his own marijuana, at least he did until January 2013 when he was arrested after deputies found his 46 pot plants. Teplicki claimed they were used for medicinal purposes. Teplicki, 50, claims he has chronic anorexia which results in a suppressed appetite and nausea. He …

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Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

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But Smoking Pot for Fun? Not So Fast! Anya Ulinich Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana. …

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Girl needing medical cannabis leaving Texas immediately

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Alexis Bortell’s family decided they can’t wait any longer for Texas lawmakers to act on legalizing medical cannabis. They’re moving to a suburb of Denver next week. Alexis Bortell, 9 (Photo: Dean Bortell) DALLAS – Dean Bortell said he can no longer wait on lawmakers in Austin to act on legalizing medical cannabis for his 9-year-old daughter who suffers from …

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Medical marijuana case dropped

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Man with pancreatic cancer won’t face charges, but friend, family members not off hook Larry Harvey is seated in front of, from left, Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Jason Zucker, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg outside the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse in Spokane. (Spokesman-Review files/AP) SPOKANE (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its case against a 71-year-old man charged in …

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Clinical trials high on list for medical marijuana community

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The use of medicines based on cannabinoids is only permitted in some states © Shutterstock The medical marijuana movement is asking the scientific community to make examining the therapeutic potential of cannabis in much more depth a priority, cannabis experts from North America and the UK declared on 14 February at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) …

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A doctor’s view of medical marijuana

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David Zalubowski/The Associated Press As a primary care provider, I’m used to seeing medical trends emerge. Right now, I’m paying close attention to the debate over marijuana legalization. Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, 2014. Last month, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that Colorado health care providers have experienced “unexpected health effects” from the …

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Numerous Legal Issues Surround Medical Marijuana

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The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult. Medical marijuana will continue to be a significant area of developing law. This comment briefly notes in general terms 20 unfolding legal issues among many. It …